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SNIPPETS

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  • Country Agility Shows is offering any overseas WAO competitor free entries to the Hatton Agility Festival on 7-8 May. (Show Snippets)

  • The Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge Final for Large dogs G1-3 will use jumps set at 650mm. (Royal Canine News)

    The Brillo International Bounce and Animal Health Company Classic Finals will use jumps set at 450mm for medium-sized dogs and 350mm for small -sized dogs. (Qualifiers News)

  • The Kennel Club is offering free measuring in time for the new agility season.  (Show Snippets)

  •  Agillidogz has changed the date of it's August show - still a three days show but a week earlier. (Show Diary)

  • Agria Pet Insurance will be continuing to sponsor agility with a programme that runs from spring to late autumn. (Show Snippets)

  • A lower jump height option has been introduced by Kennel Club. (Show Snippets)

  • The Jack Russell Terrier is now a Kennel Club recognised breed so that JRT handlers can now try out for the GB Agility Team. (Show Snippets)

  • Camping at the Kernow Easter show is now full.  (Show Diary)

  • The Animal Health Company has announced that it will be continuing its Agility competition in 2016. (Animal Health Co. News)

  • Royal CaninŽ has announced details of the Royal CanineŽ Agility Challenge 2016. (Royal CaninŽ News)


NEWS & INFO

Rescue News
Zip has inspired Ruth Abrahams to organise a fund raising show on 20th February on behalf of Many Tears Animal Rescue.
Helen Jones and her rescue dog Mae have been chosen as one of the finalists for the HiLife Best Friends Trophy in Dogs Monthly magazine. You can support the DARL Rescue Dog of the Year by voting by email. The deadline is 31 January so vote now.
Training Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar? Email the details and we will post them for you.
News flash:
Patanden Agility would like to start a new puppy / beginner group on Tuesday, 2nd February, dependent upon numbers.
  • Newlands WDS (Surrey)

  • Worcester Agility Society (Worcs)

  • Patanden Agility (W. Sussex)

  • K9 Krackers Dog training and Agility (W. Mids)

  • Keston AC (Kent)

  • Gillingham (Dorset) DST

Qualifiers News
Introducing 4th Height Jumping Cup 2016 Grand Final Judge, Christina Williams

Training News
Top experts in their fields - Dr Christine Zink, Natasha Wise and Professor Noel Fitzpatrick - will be exploring what you need to know about the most common musculoskeletal and spinal conditions that could affect your handling, training and competition preparation, at  the Inaugural FORWARD symposium at the end of January.


RESCUE US

Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!


E-VENTS

Events added in the last two weeks.

'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey


SCHEDULES

Sorry but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS


Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show details onto the iSS Show Diary.


SPECIALS

Dog Agility Therapy Autism
Blair Cochrane has created a very special therapy programme, combining his two passions - his love of dog agility with his day job of helping autistic children.

Agility Slogans
What's another word for Agility Addict?

Kennel Club Dog Jumping Research
Chris Garrett helped with some research into dog jump heights done at the Royal Vet College earlier this year. The analysis is on-going but, in the meantime, she explains the methodology behind the study.

Reeba
For the past year, Jody Molesworth's 'red thing' Reeba  has made her want to cry and hide away with embarrassment at Agility and other events, but today she couldn't have been more proud of her and her abilities!

Selena Bray on Pregnancy & Agility
Notes from one of our top agility competitors on what it was like competing while pregnant and as a new parent.

An Insurance Warning
If you have caging in your car or van or make any alteration such as sticker paw prints, you will definitely want to read this.

Mad Moment of Valgray
Lou Cadman wasn't looking for another dog, let alone a Large one, but she fell in love with a scrawny brown dog who looked like Gromit and she has not regretted her decision to rehome a dog called Paddy (formerly Chocky).

Turmeric for Dogs
Carol Hunkin, a former agility competitor who lives with two elderly agility dogs who have benefited from taking turmeric, explains why the golden paste is taking the agility community by storm.

Mark Leybourne
With the help of a good woman and a good dog, Mark Leybourne, racing driver turned agility handler, has battled with a painful neurological disease and will be competing at the KCI Festival for the first time this year.


QUALIFIERS & FINALS

There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!

Brillo International Bounce
The Brillo International Bounce Final will use jumps set at 450mm for Medium dogs and 350mm for Small dogs. Agria Pet Insurance will  be providing the winner from each category a Ł400 voucher towards a ‘dog friendly’ break!

The Animal Health Co Classic
All good things must come to an end. A total of 50 dogs and handlers from 10 qualifying heats across the country met in the Final at Robin Hood Game & Country Fair, under the watchful eye of Rosie Pearon.

Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
The 4th Height Jumping Cup, sponsored by Fitzpatrick Referrals, is continuing for a further year in support of the introduction of a 4th height in Kennel Club tests.

Royal CaninŽ Agility Challenge
The Royal CanineŽ Agility Challenge, which is open to Large Agility dogs Grades 1-3, will use jumps set at 650mm in the Final.

Skinners Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a huge audience.

Burns Welsh Handler of the Year
Pembrokeshire by the Pond would not be the same without the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition. Open to all handlers who live in or were born in Wales, it took place over two days. And what a contest it was - sun, sea, sand and mud!

Adams Qualifiers
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.


LEAGUES

Gundog League
Results 2015. Congratulations to the winners. 2016 membership is now open to any dog of any size or breed as per the Kennel Club list - and their crosses.

Senior Agility League
The 2015 League has closed. Long live the 2016 League. Well done to everyone. Results coming soon.


REGULAR FEATURES

Winning Out Certificates
There is still a little time to apply for a 2015 Winning Out Certificate but don't leave it too long. The final final final deadline is Monday, 15th February. When it's closed, it's closed.

The Agilitynet Shop
Advertise your goods and services, events and venues on Agilitynet. You'll be seen by more agility people for longer - 24/7. Don't just take our word for granted. We have the Google stats to prove it.

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Latest 10 judges to join or update their entry:-

  •  Rhiannon Hankins

  • Tina Longland - updated

  • Ffion Hughes

  • Elisabeth Barter

  • John Woolley

  • Heidi Vague

  • Lesley Bloska (neé Skinner) - updated

  • Becci Chant - updated

  • Becky Leighton - updated

  • Mandysu Sarti

Rainbow Bridge
Sashfrontel was a character in his own right. He didn't start doing agility until he was eight but he loved it and usually got clear rounds in time.

Job Search
Country Shows Agility has opportunities for a budding journalist and a show steward to join their team for 2016 and beyond.

In Memory
Millie Paterson, a amazing, loving Mother and Grandmother, sadly passed away Thursday, 7th January. She first started agility 20 plus years ago with her lovely wee sheltie Jess and a member of Chippenham AC.


REVIEWS

The Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews The Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka Derek) Cheek.

Wicked Hounds Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in Australia, specifically for performance dogs.

iFetch
Julie Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!

Chaser Toys
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.

Back on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of it's healing warmth.




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